Silly, Weak Willed Women Swayed by Strangers

2 Tim 3:6-7
6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions,
7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
ESV

This verse seems to be explained very well by the following little story.

The Stranger

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small Texas town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind,he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger…he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with Adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn’t seem to mind.

Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity,for example, was not allowed in our home… Not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our longtime visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad didn’t permit the liberal use of alcohol. But the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished.

He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked… And NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents’ den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name?…. .. .

We just call him ‘TV.’

He has a wife now….We call her ‘Computer.’

This is how people like Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil share their false teaching with weak, willing, gullible, and silly women.

2 Tim 3:6-7
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
. KJV

2 Tim 3:6-7
6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
NKJV

2 Tim 3:6-7
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,
7 always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth
. NIV

2 Tim 3:6-7
6 For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate silly and weak-natured and spiritually dwarfed women, loaded down with [the burden of their] sins [and easily] swayed and led away by various evil desires and seductive impulses.
7 [These weak women will listen to anybody who will teach them]; they are forever inquiring and getting information, but are never able to arrive at a recognition and knowledge of the Truth.
AMP

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4 thoughts on “Silly, Weak Willed Women Swayed by Strangers

  1. Wow, that post was really something. Once, one of our pastors said, “You won’t let me cuss in your home, but you’ll let Robert Redford do it!” He was right. Oh, how we all need to repent. And, the internet is worse. You can’t click around through your e-mail without undesirable pictures popping up. You don’t have to go looking for it.

    Where will we all end up???

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Civilla,

    That sounds like a wise pastor.

    I don’t know for sure what kind of filters my computer has but thankfully, I don’t have to worry about my own email having undesirable pictures. Thankfully, I have to click to have the pictures downloaded which I only do if I know the person. My son has also managed to rid the email system of most spam, he loves to report spammers to the “honey pot.” Changing the website from Blogger to WordPress has helped with the spam comments. My pet peeve lately has been the bikini clad obese woman getting skinny, even the local weather blog has that ad!!!

    We are doomed unless we start looking at things in a Biblical way! With the eyes of the Lord. As long as we use the world’s glasses we will continue to fall deeper into sin.

    Berean Wife

  2. It is one thng to identify a sad situation, but, can you please add a supplement to show the way out for this sort of woman?

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Anonymous,

    I’m not really sure what you are asking. If you are asking how a woman keeps from being swayed by strangers then I would suggest turning the TV off, turning the Radio off, using very strict discernment about the books she reads, and especially using discernment about what preachers she may listen to. Dig into the Bible and see what it says for yourself. Use it to evaluate everything you read, see or hear. Then the Holy Spirit will guide you and you won’t be swayed by strangers. But that all assumes you are a believer. If not pray to the Lord to save your soul from it’s just rewards or all the discernment in the world won’t benefit you.

    Berean Wife

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